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Obituaries from October 2007

Jimmie Matthews (10/25/07)
DEXTER -- Jimmie Dale Matthews, 71, died Oct. 24, 2007, at the Festus Manor in Festus. Born Jan. 5, 1936, at Acorn Ridge, to the late Sam and Vealer McBroom Matthews, he was a retired supervisor with the Missouri Department of Transportation, a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge No. 532...
Myrtle Anthony (10/25/07)
DEXTER - Myrtle Glendle Anthony, 92, died Oct. 23, 2007, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Born April 22, 1915, daughter of the late Frank and Grace Crump Crain, she was a homemaker. On Jan. 21, 1936, at Dexter, she married Rex Leon Anthony who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2002...
Bea Parkman (10/25/07)
MALDEN -- Bea Parkman, 80, formerly of Parma, died Oct. 22, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 26, 1927, in Cardwell, daughter of the late Ernest Taylor and Catherine Clyde Lamb Campbell, she had lived in Parma and been a resident of Malden for the past 20 years. She had worked as a carpenter with Continental Homes until her retirement. She was of the Baptist belief and a member of the Eastern Star...
Gregory Branum (10/25/07)
COLUMBIA -- Gregory Clay Branum, 52, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, died Oct. 23, 2007, near East Prairie. Born Dec. 16, 1954, in Sikeston, to Emma Jean Branum Van Duson who survives of Sikeston and the late Bill Branum, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1973. ...
Bennie Redman (10/25/07)
LILBOURN - Bennie Lee Taylor Redman, 65, died Oct. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 4, 1941, in Avalon, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mattie Anthony Taylor. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death...
Alma Williams (10/25/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma Doris Williams, 87, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 7, 1920, in Mississippi County, to the late Roy and Ruth Clift Edwards, she had lived her entire life in Mississippi County where she was employed by Prairie Manufacturing for 20 years and Lawson and Lawson Towing for 10 years. ...
Leon Culp (10/25/07)
SIKESTON - Leon Robinson Culp, 83, died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1923, in Leachville, Ark., he was the son of the late William and Mattie Culp. A member of the River of Life Worship Center, he had been employed by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety before retiring in 1988, having served the citizens of Sikeston for more than 27 years. Over those years, he served in every capacity from dispatcher to chief of police...
W.C. Wiggens (10/05/07)
JUDSONIA, Ark. - W.C. Wiggens, 85, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Oct. 3, 2007, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. A retired farmer and cattle rancher, he served in the U.S. Army alongside General Patton during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars...
Frank High (10/05/07)
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. - Frank High, 75, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 28, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in East Prairie, to the late Shannon B. and Ona B. Million High, he attended East Prairie School and served from 1950-1954 during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Coolbaugh. A member of the Teamsters Local 525 in Alton, Ill., he was a truck driver for 38 years and retired from Owens-Illinois in 1991...
Leroy Cato (10/05/07)
PUXICO -- Leroy W. Cato, 70, died Oct. 4, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1936, in Zalma, son of the late Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato, he had lived in the Puxico and Zalma areas all his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Delta Asphalt; a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville; and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Maureen Sutherland (10/02/07)
CHARLESTON -- Maureen Sutherland, 84, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Gary Ross (10/02/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Gary Gene Ross, 39, died Sept. 30, 2007, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Dexter. Born Sept. 6, 1968, in Dexter, son of Gary Don and Brenda Fay Shrum Ross of Bloomfield, he had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life where he had worked for Shipman Construction and the Ross Cotton Gin in Essex...
Jewell Orr (10/02/07)
DUDLEY -- Jewell Elizabeth Orr, 84, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 9, 1922, in Cohomo, Miss., daughter of the late William Payne and Minnie Marie Krezeszinski Eavenson, she had retired as a secretary for the International Hat Company in Dexter. ...
Caroline Sue Stroud (10/02/07)
SIKESTON - Caroline Sue Stroud, 66, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 10, 1941, in New Madrid County, to the late Herbert A. and Ruby Holmes Edwards, she had been employed as a payroll secretary for Sonny's Solid Waste in Sikeston. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary...
Sherre Culbertson (10/02/07)
DEXTER - Sherre Lane Culbertson, 63, died Oct. 1, 2007, at her home. Born June 27, 1944, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Radius and Chloe Lemons Wilkison, she was a beautician. On Jan. 21, 1965, in Bloomfield, she married Rufus Culbertson who survives of the home in Dexter...
Lela Whitehead (10/02/07)
WYATT - Lela J. Brown Whitehead, 60, died Sept. 30, 2007, at her home. Born March 14, 1947, in Wyatt, to the late Ernest Edward and Goldia D. Sullivan Brown, she first lived in Wyatt and then moved to Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church. In 1964, she moved to Brawley, Calif., and returned to Wyatt in 1992...
Helen Plummer (10/02/07)
NEW MADRID -- Helen Wilson Plummer, 92, died Oct. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1915, in Bethany to the late Harriett D. and Garland Wilson, she attended Rollins College in Roanoke, Va., and the University of Michigan, graduating in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. ...
Ross A. Davis (10/03/07)
ARNOLD - Ross A. Davis, 59, died Sept. 29, 2007, at his home in Arnold. For 30 years, he had owned and operated Custom Auto. He was married to Cynthia Mulcahy, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one stepson, Richard E. Cullins of Arnold; and two grandchildren, Richie Cullins and Emily Cullins, both of Arnold...
Virginia Bienert/ Albert Bienert (10/03/07)
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. - Virginia Batis Bienert, 76, died at 11:25 a.m.. June 26, 1999, at her home. Born March 2, 1923, in Waco, Texas, to the late Joseph and Mamie Batis, she was a homemaker and member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Apple Valley...
Leroy Flowers (10/03/07)
SIKESTON - Leroy Flowers, 65, formerly of Decatur, Ala., died Sept. 28, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 23, 1942, in Canalou, to the late Lucious and Emma Reed Flowers, he spent the last 20 years in Decatur. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Maureen Sutherland (10/03/07)
CHARLESTON - Maureen Cox Sutherland, 84, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 7, 1922, in Diehlstadt, to the late Joseph Louis and Katherine Olive Maynard Cox, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County, where she was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star...
Dorene Johnson (10/03/07)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Dorene Johnson, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 30, 2007, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 4, 1934, in Socorro, N.M., she was pastor of the Lighthouse Mission Church in Poplar Bluff. She had retired as executive director of the Sikeston Bootheel Food Bank, which served 16 counties. She had been a member of the Sikeston Salvation Army and Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, as well as numerous other committees and boards...
Nanabell Jones (10/03/07)
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Nanabell Jones, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2007, in Woodburn. Born May 18, 1922, she was a member of Eastern Star and of the Baptist belief. Her husband of 55 years, Louis E. Jones, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald W. ...
Carl E. Jordan (10/03/07)
ESSEX - Carl Eugene Jordan, 64, died Oct. 1, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 5, 1943, at Essex, to the late Vernon Clifton and Francis Harlow Jordan, he had worked in St. Louis before moving to Essex five years ago. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines who served during the Vietnam War...
Herman Wood (10/29/07)
SIKESTON - James Herman Wood, 90, died Oct. 29, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Patricia Jobe (10/29/07)
SIKESTON -- Patricia Ann Jobe, 66, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Megan Rooker (10/29/07)
NEW MADRID - Megan L. (Rinehart) Rooker, 22, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Pauline Watkins (10/29/07)
LILBOURN - Pauline Watkins, 82, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Conway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Seth and Arkie Nichols Baker. On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Jeff Watkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990...
Aaron Watkins (10/29/07)
CHAFFEE - Aaron Lee Watkins, 84, died at 8:20 p.m. Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Graves County, Ky., he was the son of the late Jacob Lawrence and Veatrice Ray Watkins. He was a retired truck driver of Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and a U.S. Army veteran, who served during World War II...
Obie Gates (10/29/07)
NEW MADRID -- Obie Christine Gates, 84, died Oct. 28, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Aug. 9, 1923, in WInston County, Ala., daughter of the late Homer and Emmaline Giles Tyra, she was a homemaker and member of the Kewanee Methodist Church...
Roy Collins (10/09/07)
SIKESTON - Roy E. Collins, 71, died Oct. 8, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. Born July 29, 1936, in Carney, Okla., son of the late Edgar Alvin and Goldie Elnora Sadler Collins, he was a member of Blodgett Baptist Church. He had worked as a welder for Holland Hitch in Holland, Mich., before retiring...
Thelma Crabtree (10/09/07)
ELLSINORE - Thelma I. Crabtree, 87, died Oct. 6, 2007, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born March 16, 1920, at Bernie, to the late Everett and Minnie Kelly Boone, she moved to St. Louis with her husband in 1961. In 1972, she moved to Dexter and then to Ellsinore. She was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and a retired seamstress from Elder Manufacturing...
Tom Jennings Sr. (10/09/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Tom Jennings Sr., 100, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Blanche Chandler (10/09/07)
CHARLESTON - Blanche Chandler, 81, died at 3:22 a.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Ricky Joe Jordan (10/09/07)
DECATUR, Ga. -- Ricky Joe Jordan, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Oct. 6, 2007, at the Winn Army Hospital in Ft. Stewart. Born May 17, 1955, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Bennie Joe and Doris Sells Jordan of Dexter, he was a fabric panel installer for Brambier Construction...
Anna Forrester (10/09/07)
MARSTON - Anna Mae Forrester, 92, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Elbridge Cemetery in Elbridge, Tenn...
Henry Burns (10/09/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Henry "Shake" Burns, 79, formerly of Chicago, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Portageville. Born June 2, 1928, in Dardanelle, Ark., son of the late Zennie Brown and A.C. Burns, he was a Mason, member of Eastern Star and a deacon of the Missionary Baptist Church...
Nelda Benson (10/09/07)
ABILENE, Texas - Nelda D. Benson, 56, died Oct. 8, 2007, at a medical center in Abilene. Born June 14, 1951, in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Genevieve Huls and Matthew Beamon Lewis. She moved from Sikeston to Abilene 21 years ago and was self-employed as an independent insurance agent, having previously worked for Cellular One. She was a member of Wyndrock Missionary Baptist Church...
Sonny Hatchel (10/09/07)
DEXTER -- James "Sonny" Hatchel, 64, died Oct. 8, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1942, at Charter Oak, son of the late Orval and Mable Hatchel Hudgens, he was a retired truck driver for the Southeast Co-Op, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam and a member of the Morley VFW...
Ruth Evans (10/09/07)
DEXTER - Ruth B. Evans, 90, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter Born Sept. 14, 1917, in Essex, daughter of the late James and Dora Doris Peck, she lived in Essex her entire life. She was a retired self-employed beautician and a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church near Essex...
Barry Cleaves (10/11/07)
PARK HILLS -- Rendell "Barry" Cleaves, 49, formerly of Charleston, died Oct. 9, 2007, at the Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. He was born Nov. 27, 1957, in Charleston, son of the late Jessie and Callie Nicholson Cleaves. On Nov. 5, 1999, he married Ava Clemons, who survives of the home...
Tom Jennings Sr. (10/11/07)
HOWARDVILLE - Tom Jennings Sr., 100, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1907, in Duckhill, Miss., he was the son of the late Spencer and Cannie Winters Jennings. He was married in Caruthersville to Ozia Rowe who preceded him in death on Nov. 13, 1985...
Elmer Willis (10/11/07)
NEW MADRID - Elmer Roy "Junior" Willis, 81, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Cogar, Okla., to the late Elmer and Rosie Black Willis, he was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church for 21 years. He worked at the New Madrid Oil Terminal for 48 years, which was owned by Simpson Oil, Atlantic Richfield and Sinclair Refinery...
Vickie Bohannon (10/11/07)
ANNISTON - Vickie Lynn Bohannon, 52, died Oct. 10, 2007, at her parents' home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Billie Brown (10/11/07)
WYATT - Clyde W. "Billie" Brown, 86, died at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Paducah, Ky. Born June 4, 1921, in Cairo, Ill., to the late S.O. and Gertrude Caldwell Brown, he had lived in Wyatt most of his life where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and been employed as a farmer until retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Charleston VFW Post No. 4294 and a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II with the 2nd Armored Division...
James Bonee (10/19/07)
MARION, Ark. - James Gilbert Bonee, 38, died Oct. 18, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of J.C. Bonee of Blytheville, Ark., and Brenda Holliday Edwards of Marion. In addition to his parents, other survivors include: one brother, Timothy Bonee of Marion; one sister, Amanda Sgarlata of Marion; grandmother, Mary Holliday of Bowling Green, Ky.; and grandfather, Gilbert Dewey Bonee of Charleston, Miss...
Louise Adams (10/19/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for graveside services conducted Thursday at the Dexter Cemetery for Louise Adams, 76, who died on Oct. 13, 2007, were: Dennis Adams Sr., Dennis Adams Jr., Michael Adams, Robert Adams, Jack Tocco and Jim Wiegard.
Jessie McRoy (10/19/07)
DEXTER -- Jessie A. McRoy, 90, died Oct. 18, 2007, in the Golden Living Center at Dexter. Born Jan. 26, 1917, in Vanduser, to the late Albert and Mabel Ramsey Lay, she had lived most of her life in Stoddard County and attended the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Forrest Myrick (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Forrest Myrick, 80, died at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1927, in Anniston, to the late Lean McKinney Myrick, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, and was a drill sergeant and nuclear weapons maintenance foreman. Following retirement from the military, he was employed by Homestead in Sikeston for a number of years...
Reba Hampton (10/19/07)
DEXTER - Reba L. Hampton, 93, died Oct. 19, 2007, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Edward Magee (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Edward Thomas Magee, 75, died at 7:08 a.m. Oct. 18, 2007, at Hillview Health Care in Vienna, Ill. Born Nov. 20, 1931, at Lake County, Tenn., to the late Elisha and Bunav Williams Magee, he worked as a farm laborer with Layton Hubbert Farms...
Herman Wood (10/30/07)
SIKESTON - James Herman Wood, 90, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Oct. 29, 2007, at his home in Sikeston. He became a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in 1958 and served as a deacon and teacher. He was born June 16, 1917, in Bradford, Ala., son of the late Jasper Freeman and Lou Nettie Staton Wood...
Belle Renfro (10/30/07)
ST. LOUIS - Naomi Belle Renfro, 82, formerly of Dexter and Bernie, died Oct. 29, 2007, at her daughter's home in St. Louis. Born May 18, 1925, at Roseville, Calif., to the late John C. and Lila Owens LaRue, she attended Dexter High School. In 1954, she moved to St. Louis and in 1970 she moved to Bernie, where she and her husband owned Belle's Freeze Queen for 18 years...
Megan Rooker (10/30/07)
NEW MADRID - Megan L. Rinehart Rooker, 22, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 29, 1985, at Sikeston, to Gary and Tracie Daniels Rinehart of New Madrid, she graduated from New Madrid County Central in 2004 and played for the Three Rivers Softball Team...
Pauline Watkins (10/30/07)
LILBOURN - Pauline Watkins, 82, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1925, in Conway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Seth and Arkie Nichols Baker. On Aug. 21, 1943, she married Jeff Watkins, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1990...
Patricia Jobe (10/30/07)
SIKESTON - Patricia Ann Jobe, 66, died Oct. 28, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Santa Ana, Calif., to the late Woodrow "Woody" and Elma Kasten Winchester, she had lived most of her life in Scott and Mississippi counties and had been employed as a teachers aide at the Warren E. ...
Wilma Allen (10/28/07)
LILBOURN - Wilma Brasher Allen, 78, died Oct. 27, 2007, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1928, in Hayward, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Hazel Ross Brasher. Survivors include: one son, Mitchell Allen of Lilbourn; two daughters, Laura Holloway of Lilbourn and Gwendolyn Spear of New Madrid; three brothers, Donald Brasher of Scott City and Jerry Brasher and Lloyd Allen Brasher of Portageville; one sister, Mary Lancaster of Dexter; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Bea Parkman (10/28/07)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Parma for Bea Parkman, 80, who died on Oct. 22, 2007, were: Vernon Campbell, Harold Campbell, Cathy Heavilon, John Duck, Steve Heavilon and Edward Campbell.
Jim Kellett (10/28/07)
COLUMBIA - James L. Kellett, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 25, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Columbia. Born June 5, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late Royal and Ruth McKinney Kellett, he was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and a businessman involved in the sale of agriculture equipment...
Paul Roberts (10/28/07)
DEXTER - Paul T. Roberts, 87, died Oct. 26, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lela Whitehead (10/01/07)
WYATT - Lela Brown Whitehead, 60, died Sept. 30, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Caroline Stroud (10/01/07)
SIKESTON -- Caroline Sue Stroud, 66, died at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 1, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Carolyn Smithson (10/10/07)
NAPLES, Fla. - Carolyn Ruth Barker Smithson, 63, passed away Oct. 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Cairo, Ill., to Opal Morgan Barker and Ben H. Barker of East Prairie. Carolyn spent her early life in East Prairie graduating with the EPHS Class of 1961. ...
Jack Spencer (10/10/07)
CHAFFEE - John "Jack" Spencer, 72, died Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bertis Blackburn (10/10/07)
SIKESTON-- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Bertis Donald Blackburn, 71, who died Oct. 7, 2007, were: Rick Green, Mike Brown, Ryan Barrozo and Daniel Barrozo. Burial with full military rites followed at 1 p.m. in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Blanche Chandler (10/10/07)
CHARLESTON - Blanche Chandler, 81, died at 3:22 a.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1926, in Sikeston, to the late Raymond and Nina Ladd Walker, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a retired cook for Charleston R-I Schools and a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Bonita Heiligtag (10/18/07)
PUXICO - Bonita M. Heiligtag, 66, died Oct. 17, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Jan. 20, 1941, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Cecil and Murrel Hickman Payton, she had lived in St. Louis for 30 years and in the Puxico area. She was a retired beautician and had worked at Hans Coiffeurs...
Ruth Corgan (10/18/07)
DEXTER - Ruth Corgan, 69, died Oct. 16, 2007, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 16, 1938, in Essex, daughter of the late David and Effie Denton Corgan, she was a supervisor for the Division of Employment Security for the State of Missouri and a former organist for the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter...
Betty Lewis (10/18/07)
ADVANCE - Betty Jean Lewis, 69, died Oct. 16, 2007, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Feb. 14, 1938, at Gipsy, to the late William and Esther Gribler Gregory, she was a retired factory worker and of the General Baptist belief. Survivors include: one son, Darrell Meador of Advance; one daughter, Debbie Litton of Dexter; one brother, William Gregory of Flushing, Mich.; one sister, Dathel Kynion of Advance; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Ida Terry (10/18/07)
RISCO - Ida Belle Terry, 78, died Oct. 17, 2007. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden.
Wilma Higgerson (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Wilma L. Higgerson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2007, at Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Robert Maze (10/31/07)
DEXTER -- Robert D. Maze, 81, died Oct. 30, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Simon Wofford (10/31/07)
HOWARDVILLE -- Simon Wofford, 82, died Oct. 30, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Ruben Hill (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Ruben Hill, 43, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Obie Gates (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Pallbearers for services held Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Obie Christine Gates, 84, who died on Oct. 28, 2007, were: Lawrence Gates, Joe Gates, Doyal Gates, Gary Cunningham, William Welch and Matthew Kiddey.
Rodger Eaton (10/31/07)
BARTLETT, Tenn. -- Rodger Dean Eaton, 38, formerly of Southaven, Miss., died Oct. 29, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born to Bill and Jo Etta Eaton of Cookeville, he was a graphic designer/sales coordinator for Fred's Inc. and active with the First Baptist Church...
Cecil Holman Sr. (10/31/07)
WAPPAPELLO -- Cecil L. Holman Sr., 72, died at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 29, 2007, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born June 1, 1935, in Lamar, Ark., son of the late Wallace Lawson and Bessie Maude Sweeney Holman, he was a retired truck driver for Essex Gas Company of Bridgeport, Texas. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee and the Wappapello Eagles Order 4066...
Carl Brown (10/31/07)
NEW MADRID -- Carl Brown, 52, died Oct. 30, 2007, at his home in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Frances Hart (10/10/07)
CHARLESTON -- Frances Hart, 85, died Oct. 9, 2007, at 12:15 p.m. in the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Born Sept. 20, 1922, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Riley and Edith Dottie Bell Cade Metheny, she lived most of her life in Charleston. She retired from the Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Deborah Roberson (10/10/07)
MOUNDS, Ill. - Deborah Ann Roberson, 44, died Oct. 8, 2007, at her home. Born Sept, 14, 1963, in Charleston, Mo., to Charles Jackson and Ethel Lee "Polly" Williams of Wilson City, Mo., she was a graduate of Charleston High School and Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. She was employed by the Mississippi Levee District before retiring due to ill health...
Dwight Douglas (10/10/07)
LILBOURN -- Dwight K. Douglas, 62, died Oct. 8, 2007, from injuries sustained in an accident near Benton. Born on Jan. 20, 1945, in Lilbourn, to Hazel Douglas of Lilbourn and the late J.S. "Bud" Douglas, he was a 1963 graduate of Lilbourn High School and retired from Chrysler Automotive Plant in Fenton...
Ralph Diebold (10/10/07)
ORAN -- Ralph Diebold, 64, died at 9:05 a.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1943, in Oran, son of the late George and Eleanor L. LeGrand Diebold, he was a retired self-employed farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having been a frogman and part of the underwater demolition team in the 29th Class. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and the Morley VFW Post No. 5368...
Billy Brown (10/10/07)
WYATT -- Billy Brown, 86, died at 10:50 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at Parkview Care Center in Paducah, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Burnice Rogers (10/20/07)
SIKESTON -- Burnice Rogers, 90, died Oct. 20, 2007, at the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Anna O'Neal (10/20/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Anna Lois O'Neal, 85, who died on Oct. 16, 2007, were: Doug O'Neal, Keith Wilson, Randy Corlew, Jeffery Corlew, Clinton Corlew and Tony Thorn.
Reba Hampton (10/20/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Reba Hampton, 93, died Oct. 19, 2007, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center at Dexter. Born July 24, 1914, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Alonzo and Lessie Bell Crabtree Cutler, she was a former seamstress with Elder Manufacturing and was a member of the Broadwater Church of The Brethren at Frisco...
Frances White (10/19/07)
SIKESTON - Frances White, 75, died at 10:15 am. Oct. 18, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 25, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Emily Mattingly Dace and Herman Mattingly, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and the University of Missouri. She was a former first grade teacher at Sikeston Public Schools and, after retirement, she tutored children in her home. She was a former member of Chapter HB of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and of the Methodist belief...
Elvin Graham (10/07/07)
KEWANEE - Elvin Graham, 60, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Bobby McKinney (10/07/07)
CHARLESTON - Robert A. "Bobby" McKinney, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Maudie Burns (10/07/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for services conducted on Friday for Maudie Mae Burns, 91, who died on Oct. 2, 2007, were: Larry Foster, Clay Hollyfield, Robert Rolling, Paul Woodard, Eddie Boyles and Mark Underhile.
Willie Young (10/24/07)
SIKESTON - Willie D. Young, 79, died Oct. 17, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 9, 1928, in West, Miss., to the late Isaiah and Emma Green Young, he lived in Missouri for over 30 years, moving from Mississippi to St. Louis. He was a member of the Lone Branch Baptist Church in West...
Garey Hayes Sr. (10/24/07)
DUDLEY - Garey Dale Hayes Sr., 68, died Oct. 15, 2007, in Metropolis, Ill. Born Sept. 8, 1939, in Dudley, to the late Romey Raymond and Alberta Mae Thomas Hayes, he moved to California in the 1950s and back to Stoddard County in 1987. He was a graduate of Harnell College in Salinas, Calif. and Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He was a bus driver for Greyhound and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Mormon Church and attended numerous area churches...
Jimmie Flynn (10/24/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jimmie Flynn, 79, died Oct. 22, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 3, 1927, at Conran, to the late Frank and Nettie Hampton Flynn, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Portageville and a veteran of the U.S. Army with 20 years of service...
Jeanne Dixon (10/24/07)
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Jeanne Saulter Dixon, 76, died Oct. 21, 2007. Born May 25, 1931, in Searcy, Ark., daughter of the late James and Lily Mae Saulter, she worked 27 years in Salt Lake City as a bookkeeper for Smiths Food King. On June 25, 1949, she married Thomas Dixon, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Vera Jones; and two brothers, Sonny Saulter and James "Buster" Saulter...
Gregory Branum (10/24/07)
COLUMBIA -- Gregory Branum, 52, formerly of Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, died Oct. 23, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Bennie Redman (10/24/07)
LILBOURN - Bennie Lee Taylor Redman, 65, died Oct. 20, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 4, 1941, in Avalon, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mattie Anthony Taylor. One brother and two sisters also preceded her in death...
Elvin Graham (10/08/07)
KEWANEE - Elvin Deoin Graham, 60, died at 12:05 p.m. Oct. 5, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 9, 1947, in Marysville, Calif., to the late Albert H. and Mary Ellen Treat Graham, he lived most of his life in New Madrid County where he was employed by Associated Electric of New Madrid. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Bertis Blackburn (10/08/07)
SIKESTON - Bertis Donald Blackburn, 71, died at 11:35 p.m. Oct. 7, 2007, at his home. Born June 2, 1936, at St. Charles, to the late Bertis DeRandolph and Cynthia Louise Scott Blackburn, he was a computer technician and owner/operator of Blackburn Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Service and was a member of First Assembly of God Church. ...
Annie Forrester (10/08/07)
MARSTON - Annie Mae Forrester, 92, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1914, in Kennon, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Ann Cousson Hayes. She was married to Walter Forrester, and he preceded her in death...
Bobby McKinney (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Robert Allen "Bobby" McKinney, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 24, 1955, at Wyatt, to Neoma Gay McKinney of Charleston and the late Emory McKinney, he had lived in Charleston most of his life. ...
James Hatchel (10/08/07)
DEXTER - James Hatchel, 64, died Oct. 8, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Ricky Jordan (10/08/07)
DEXTER - Ricky Jordan, 52, died Oct. 6, 2007, in the Winn Army Hospital at Ft. Stewart, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Henry Morris (10/08/07)
NEW MADRID - Henry Wayne Morris, 64, died Oct. 6, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1943, at Marston, to the late James Paul and Teenie Lovins Morris, he had worked for the city of New Madrid as a lineman for 29 years before retiring in 1999...
Ruth Jackson (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Ruth Jane Vaughan Jackson, 83, died at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 7, 1924, at Leota, to the late Jesse and Elizabeth Burgess Vaughan, she was raised in the West Plains area before moving to Charleston...
Howard Donaldson (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Howard W. Donaldson, 82, died Oct. 7, 2007, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born July 8, 1925, at Morehouse, to the late Tom and Emma G. Whitlock Donaldson, he had lived in Charleston most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one sister, Betty Brown of Bertrand; and a number of nieces and nephews...
Jane Goodin (10/08/07)
CHARLESTON - Jane Ellen Mulkey Goodin, 91, died Oct. 6, 2007, at her home. Born April 2, 1916, at Sikeston, to the late John Levi and Bess Full Heggie Mulkey, she had lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, where she had served as president and secretary of the United Methodist Women for a number of years. ...
James Gant (10/04/07)
DUDLEY - James William Newton Gant, 86, died Oct. 2, 2007, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Saltillo, Tenn., to the late Marvin Henry and Mary Jane Bell Gant, he lived for three years in Alaska, several years in Las Vegas and in various other states before moving to Dudley in 2005...
Virginia Galemore (10/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Virginia Mae Galemore, 83, died Oct. 3, 2007, at her home. Born July 24, 1924, in Gideon, daughter of the late Rube and Mary Childers Hedges, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Gary Ross (10/04/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Gary Gene Ross, 39, who died on Sept. 30, 2007, were: Kenny Cobb, Ed Huddleston, Steve Tilley, Darren Williamson, Dale Newell and Larry Evans.
Mary McCormack (10/04/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mary Ellen Russell McCormack, 84, died at 7:20 p.m. Oct. 3, 2007, at East Prairie Nursing Home. Born Dec. 25, 1922, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Dick and Ophelia Bryan Russell, she was a member of the First Christian Church and had lived her life in East Prairie. In 1948 she was employed with Simpson Oil Company in Charleston, where she worked for 10 years. She later worked for Bock Oil Company and the MFA until her retirement in 1972...
Bernice Risner (10/04/07)
OZARK - Bernice Olene Risner, 79, formerly of Portageville, died Oct. 4, 2007, at Ozark Care Nursing Center. Born March 11, 1930, in Rogersville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Nora I. Brown and Arnold Springer. On April 27, 1946, in Alabama, she married Willie T. "Bill" Risner, who preceded her in death...
Jewell Orr (10/04/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Jewell E. Orr, 84, who died Oct. 1, 2007, were: Mack Mullins, Tom Thrower, Larry White, Tommy Horton, Bill Allen and Mike Chapman.
Herbert Hahn (10/04/07)
ORAN -- Herbert Joseph Hahn, 95, died at 4:50 p.m. Oct. 2, 2007, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 13, 1911, at the family home in Caney Creek, son of Joseph and Mary Barbara Gosche Hahn, he was a farmer in the Oran area until his retirement. ...
Winford Wiggins (10/04/07)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Winford Clint Wiggins, 85, died Oct. 3, 2007, in Searcy, Ark. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Garey Hayes (10/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted on Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Garey Dale Hayes, 68, who died on Oct. 15, 2007, were: Bryan Polan, Michael Spencer Hayes, Danny Overfield, David King, Richie Calvert, Paul Conover, Michael Hayes and Zach Overfield...
Edward Temples (10/26/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Edward Temples, 91, who died on Oct. 21, 2007, were: Stacy Greer, Ryan Greer, Matt Greer, Todd Stroder, Harry Ivester and Jack Ross.
Maudie Burns (10/04/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Maudie Mae Burns, 91, died Oct. 2, 2007, at her home. Born Dec. 27, 1915, at Clines Island, to the late Roy Ottie and Myrtle Era Glenn Hoosier, she had lived all her life in the Bloomfield area and was a retired seamstress with Elder Manufacturing...
Jim Kellett (10/26/07)
COLUMBIA - Jim Kellett, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 25, 2007, at Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Algene Burrage (10/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Algene Burrage, 69, died Oct. 5, 2007, at New Madrid. Born April 10, 1938, in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Charlie and Esther Gordon Burrage. His wife, Gertrude Burrage, preceded him in death on April 17, 2006. Survivors include: two sons, Earl Burrage of Poplar Bluff and Larry Burrage of Nashville, Tenn.; and one daughter and son-in-law, April and Cliff Wilson Strong of St. Louis...
Dean Heaton (10/11/07)
BERTRAND - Dean Heaton, 65, died at 9:29 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Thelma Crabtree (10/11/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Thelma I. Crabtree, 87, who died on Oct. 6, 2007, were: Kevin Ellsworth, Cody Newman, Steve Newman, Bryan Crabtree, Jerry Smith and Reggie Ellsworth...
Larry Menz (10/11/07)
SIKESTON - Lawrence C. "Larry" Menz, 66, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jack Spencer Jr. (10/11/07)
CHAFFEE - John "Jack" Spencer Jr., 71, died at 3:03 p.m. Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Los Angeles, to the late Brad and Irene Spencer Unger, he was the owner of Western Auto in Bell City. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Mens Club in Chaffee...
Robert Hampton (10/11/07)
SIKESTON -- Robert Gene Hampton, 75, died Oct. 11, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Bud O'Driscoll (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS - Frank L. "Bud" O'Driscoll died Oct. 9, 2007. He was the son of the late Frank D. and Virginia Lee O'Discoll. He was a St. Louis police officer, retiring following an injury during the line of duty. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Thomas P. and Ruby O'Driscoll; and two nieces, Erin O'Driscoll and Maureen Pindar...
Henry Burns (10/11/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Henry "Shake" Burns, 79, died Oct. 5, 2007, at Portageville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Temple of God's Glory Church. The Rev. Reginald Grant will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Doris Williams (10/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alma "Doris" Williams, 87, died at 5:20 a.m. Oct. 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Karen Jackson (10/23/07)
BERNIE -- Karen Jackson died Oct. 22, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Loretta Carlyle (10/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Loretta Jean Huff Carlyle, 46, died at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 20, 2007, in the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. Born April 6, 1961, in East Prairie, to the late Charles William Huff and Audrella Watson Huff Kirby, she lived most of her life in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
Edward Temples (10/23/07)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Edward Temples, 91, formerly of Pontiac, Mich., and Dexter, died Oct. 21, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 25, 1916, in Stoddard County, to the late Charlie and Mary McClard Temples, he spent 45 years in Pontiac where he worked as the head serviceman for the Sears Company. In 1981, he moved to Dexter where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He moved to Cape Girardeau two years ago...
Georgia Wilson (10/23/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Georgia Margaret Hanor Wilson, 93, died at 3:03 a.m. Oct. 22, 2007, in the Bertrand Retirement Home. Born March 17, 1914, in East Prairie, to the late Lorenzo Dow and Ozetta Curry Hanor, she had lived all her life in East Prariie where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Jimmy Flynn (10/23/07)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jimmy Flynn, 79, died Oct. 22, 2007, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Lucille Jernigan (10/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucille Smithson Jernigan, 74, died at 11:53 a.m. Oct. 15, 2007, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Robert J. McIllwain (10/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Robert J. McIllwain, 87, died Oct. 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Morris Hampton (10/15/07)
DEXTER - Morris Hampton, 74, died Oct. 12, 2007, at his home. Born May 10, 1933, in Stoddard County, to Reba Cutler Hampton of Dexter and the late Chalmer Hampton, he was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter and the owner and operator of H and H Construction Company in Dexter. ...
Ken Keirsey (10/15/07)
DEXTER -- John "Ken" Keirsey, 81, died Oct. 13, 2007, at Dexter. Born March 2, 1926, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Luther Sylvanus and Lelia Burton Keirsey, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and retired from the Union Pacific Railroad. He sang and played mandolin and guitar with a bluegrass band, "The Black Mountain Boys." He was a U.S Navy veteran serving in World War II, Korean War, and in the Navy reserve...
Rayburn Williams (10/15/07)
WYATT -- Rayburn D. Williams, 68, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:20 p.m. Oct. 12, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 27, 1939, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Jake and Christine Hall Williams, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer and a member of the New Convention Pentecostal Holiness...
Rose Parker (10/17/07)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Rose M. Lawrence Parker, 43, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 1, 1964, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late J.L. and Betty Parker Lawrence, she was a 1982 graduate of Charleston High School and later graduated from Metro Business College in Cape Girardeau. She was employed by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as a project leader and was a member of Greater Dimension Ministries in Cape Girardeau...
Alice Curtis (10/17/07)
CHAFFEE - Alice M. Curtis, 94, died Oct. 15, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1913, in Jay Y, to the late John Edward and Bertha Sandy Garrison, she was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee. On Oct. 5, 1929, she married Robert E. Curtis Sr. who preceded her in death on July 29, 1989...
Robert McIllwain (10/17/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Robert J. McIllwain, 87, died at 2:16 p.m. Oct. 15, 2007, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. Born Nov. 17, 1919, in East Prairie, to the late John Williams and Bessie S. Duncan McIllwain, he had lived in Cicero, Ill., for several years where he was employed as a machinist for the Goss Printing Company for 32 years before moving back to East Prairie in 2000. ...
Norman Gribler (10/16/07)
ROCKVIEW -- Norman S. Gribler, 66, died at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 15, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 19, 1940, at McGee, to the late William Steward and Dolly Lucille McKnight Gribler, he had been an employee in the tool section of Lowe's in Cape Girardeau. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he retired as a master sergeant. He was a member of New Hope Apostolic Church and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Chaffee Masonic Lodge No. 615 AF&AM...
Dave Glass Jr. (10/16/07)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Leonard David "Dave" Glass Jr., 77, died at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2007, at VIP Manor in Wood River. Born Oct. 12, 1930, in Betrand, Mo., to the late Leonard David and Nancy Lucille Mason Glass, he was a mechanic for Jack's 66 and UPS for 40 years until his retirement. A member of Edwardsville Moose Club, he built and drove race cars to run at Tri City Speed Way. He loved his family, auto racing, camping, fishing and football...
Robert Hampton (10/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home for Robert Gene Hampton, 75, who died Oct. 11, 2007, were: Josh Hampton, Ben Eaton, Ethan Noyes, Danny Tumbleson, Bobby Stinnett and Josh Rice.
Louella Shaw (10/16/07)
PARMA -- Louella Shaw, 86, died Oct. 13, 2007, in Richardson, Texas. Born Aug. 14, 1921, in Tuckerman, Ark., daughter of the late James Atlas and Leona Morton Crabtree, she was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa and Parma Eastern Star...
Bertha Miller (10/16/07)
DEXTER -- Bertha M. Miller, 92, died Oct. 13, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 15, 1915, near Dexter to the late Stephen E. and Maugreete Ruth Williams Miller Sr., she was a former bookkeeper for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, Daughters of the Nile and The Order of Eastern Star in Washington, D.C...
Lowell Spane (10/16/07)
CHAFFEE -- Lowell D. Spane, 85, died at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 2007, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1922, in Marquand, to the late J.O. and Essie Sitze Spane, he retired in 1987 from Southeast Missouri State University where he had worked in maintenance of heating and air conditioning. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Bell City Masons and the General Baptist Church of Chaffee where he served for many years as a deacon and trustee...
Lucille Jernigan (10/17/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lucille Smithson Jernigan, 74, died at 11:53 a.m. Oct. 15, 2007, at her home. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in East Prairie, to the late Luther and Birdie Baker Banks, she lived all her life in East Prairie where she was employed as Parent Involvement coordinator for the East Prairie Headstart for 27 years...
Louise Adams (10/17/07)
WOODSON -- Sarah Louise Adams, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 13, 2007, at her home. Born May 10, 1931, in Pennsylvania, to the late Francis and Jessie Birdsall Ginter, she lived in Dexter from 1972 until moving to St. Louis in 2004. She had worked for the Airways Restaurant as a waitress before her retirement and had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Ira Stroud (10/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Ira W. Stroud, 84, died Oct. 15, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 22, 1923, at Gray Ridge, son of the late Sherman and Hattie Yates Stroud, he had spent his entire life in the Bloomfield community. Survivors include: one brother, Fred Stroud of Bloomfield; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives...
Anna O'Neal (10/17/07)
BLOOMFIELD -- Anna Lois O'Neal, 85, died Oct. 16, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 20, 1922, in Columbus, Ky., to the late Fred Luke and Vera Mae Stacey Jones, she had lived most of her life in the Bloomfield area where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Charles W. Jackson (10/14/07)
LONGVIEW, Texas - Charles Wesley Jackson, 99, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, Texas. Born Jan. 28, 1908, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Jody and Maude Jackson, he began farming with his father at 6 years of age. He left the farm at age 16 and moved to Evansville, Ind., to work on the Ford assembly line and also worked in a furniture factory. ...
Chuck Scallion (10/14/07)
DONIPHAN - Charles Walter "Chuck" Scallion, 53, died Oct. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Jan. 23, 1954, in St. Charles, he was the son of Jewell Scallion of Doniphan and the late Fred Scallion. On June 1, 1971, he married Wanda Jane Wilkerson, who survives of the home...
Dean Heaton (10/14/07)
BERTRAND -- Pallbearers for services to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Dean Heaton, 65, who died on Oct. 10, 2007, will be: Ryan Heaton, Tate Heaton, Kenneth Heaton, Daniel Roach, Austin Campbell and Landon Newman...
Alta Powell (10/14/07)
BLOOMFIELD - Alta Powell, 87, died Oct. 12, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Al Asmus (10/22/07)
ORAN - Alred "Al" Charles Asmus went to meet his heavenly Father at 5:58 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2007, at his home in Oran. Al was born Jan. 5, 1935, to Adam and Frances Margaret Wiedefeld Asmus in Oran, where he later built a house next to his home place...
Burnice Rogers (10/22/07)
NEW MADRID -- Burnice R. Rogers, 90, formerly of Princeton, Ind., passed away at Golden Living Center in New Madrid on Oct. 20, 2007. Burnice was born in Princeton on Oct. 18, 1917, to Chester A. and Edith Cutright Geiser, who both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Delama W. Greek, in October 2006...
Arlen Maevers (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Arlen Leon Maevers, 74, died Oct. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 20, 1933, in Tilsit, son of the late August and Amanda Nagle Maevers, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He was a senior construction inspector for Missouri Department of Transportation and a licensed land surveyor...
Jessie McRoy (10/22/07)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jessie A. McRoy, 90, who died on Oct. 18, 2007, were: Tom James, Roger Wooten, Kent Kassinger, James Tilman, B. Franklin and Ron Williams.
Margaret Wilson (10/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Margaret Wilson, 93, died at 3:03 a.m. Oct. 22, 2007, at the Bertrand Retirement Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Carol Kaiser (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Carol Kaiser, age 58, of Sikeston, died on Oct. 20, 2007, at her residence. She was born Nov. 13, 1948, in Oceanside, N.Y., to the late John Frederick Kaiser Sr. and Anne M. O'Reilly Kaiser, who survives of Sikeston. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, she was a secretary for Alan Wire Company and also worked for Drury Inn in Sikeston...
Loretta Carlyle (10/22/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Loretta Huff Carlyle, 46, died Oct. 20, 2007, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
Dolly Littleton (10/22/07)
SIKESTON - Dolly Fate Littleton, 90, died Oct. 21, 2007, at West Ridge Place in Sikeston. Born April 29, 1917, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of the late Odis Harvey and Sarah Idella (Hall) Raper, she was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. On July 10, 1942, at Feathertown, she married William "Bill" Littleton, who preceded her in death...
David Scallion (10/14/07)
DONIPHAN - David Micheal Scallion, 37, died Oct. 8, 2007, at the Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan. Born May 24, 1970, in Lilbourn to Jewel Scallion of Doniphan and the late Fred Scallion, he was a chef. In addition to his mother, survivors include: one daughter, Terry Alexandria Wood of Lilbourn; five brothers, Charles "Chuck" Scallion of Doniphan, Donald Scallion of Tuckerman, Ark., Mark Scallion of Parma, Kenneth Scallion of Lesterville and Christopher Scallion of Sedalia; six sisters, Mona Scallion, Debra Scallion, Margie Ayers and Kathy Harp of Doniphan, Karen Ervin of Lilbourn and Polly Scallion of Biggers, Ark.; and a special friend, Stacey Bennet of Greenville.. ...
Morris Hampton (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- Morris Hampton, 74, died Oct. 12, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Menz (10/14/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Lawrence C. "Larry" Menz, 66, who died on Oct. 10, 2007, will be: Brian Menz, Doug Menz, David Harper, Doug Johnson, Dewayne Sweary, Tom Roberts and Justin Marberry...
Ken Keirsey (10/14/07)
DEXTER -- Ken Keirsey, 81, died Oct. 13, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
George Spence (10/14/07)
SCOTT CITY - George D. Spence, 88, died Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence in Scott City. Born April 28, 1919, at Rutherford, Tenn., to the late George W. and Effie Glissom Spence, he was a mechanic for Ford Groves, retiring in 1981. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau and of the Unity Baptist Church at Benton...
Rayburn Williams (10/14/07)
WYATT - Rayburn Williams, 68, died Oct. 13, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ruth Evans (10/12/07)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ruth B. Evans, 90, who died on Oct. 8, 2007, were: Jeff Brown, Kevin Parker, Andy Kelley, Billy Goodman, Kevin Evans and J.P. Evans.
Jesse Berry (10/12/07)
BERTRAND - Jesse D. Berry, 89, died Oct. 11, 2007, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Aug. 19, 1918, at Big Sandy, Tenn., to the late Dillard and Annie Faxon Berry, he had lived since 1949 in Bertrand, where he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. He was employed with Triangle Steel and also Canvas Products in Sikeston until his retirement in 1985...
Betty Dillion (10/12/07)
EVERETT, Wash. -- Betty Dillion, 73, formerly of Stoddard County, Mo., died Oct. 9, 2007, at her home. Born May 11, 1934, in New Madrid County, Mo., to the late Stephen N. and Ludie Burress Clark, she was a homemaker. Survivors include: four sons, Charles Dillman of Lacey, David Smith of Grants Pass, Ore., and Robert Smith and Curtis Smith of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; one daughter, Christina Galvan of Crossville, Tenn.; five brothers, Howard E. ...
Larry Menz (10/12/07)
SIKESTON - Lawrence C. "Larry" Menz, 66, formerly of New Hamburg, died at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Born May 12, 1941, in New Hamburg, to the late Clemens Frank and Loretta Ann Westrich Menz, he served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. ...
Bradley Clenney (10/12/07)
BENTON -- Bradley A. Clenney, 31, died Oct. 11, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 8, 1975, in Kennett, son of Darrell and Judy Cossey Killian of Benton, he earned an associate's degree in multi-media from ITT, worked for New Wave Communications and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Vickie Bohannon (10/12/07)
ANNISTON -- Vickie Lynn Bohannon, 52, died at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at her parent's home. Born June 10, 1955, in Cairo, Ill., to J.B. and Joyce Evelyn Hamill McClendon, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Dean Heaton (10/12/07)
BERTRAND - Dean Heaton, 65, died at 9:29 p.m. Oct. 10, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1942, in Sikeston, to the late O.R. and Gussie L. Ogelvie Heaton, he was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Pullen Trucking and a member of the Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in East Prairie...
Robert Hampton (10/12/07)
SIKESTON -- Robert Gene Hampton, 75, died Oct. 11, 2007, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1931, in Sikeston, son of the late Robert Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Burns Hampton, he had worked for International Shoe Company for 10 years. He was a route salesman and later branch manager for Pepsi Cola for 23 years and then was employed until retirement with Blue Bird Forms. A U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was of the Pentecostal belief...